Brace Your Skin; Winter is Coming

Brace Your Skin; Winter is Coming

By Laurie Mias

Brace Your Skin; Winter is Coming

When winter comes, your wardrobe shouldn't be the only thing that goes through changes. Your skincare regime also requires some shifts to protect your skin through the harsh climate of winter. As the temperature drops and the humidity levels decrease, your skin needs skincare that traps moisture preventing cracking, dryness and keeping it plump.

For most, the winter months means shopping for a solution - rich moisturizers, emollient oils and heavier creams. You'll notice the skincare brands are releasing their winter specials, stamped with brand-new formulas claiming to seal hydration and moisturize amidst the dry environment. All with the appearance of doctors with their white coats to make it more convincing.

The Accuracy of Scientific Branding in Skincare Ads

Marketing teams have learned that science sells. Using scientific words and elements, they create trust with the consumers leading them to believe the skincare of their choice has a scientifically solid foundation. That's why you see models posing in white lab coats and vague scientific terms like "hypoallergenic" or "non-comedogenic" in skincare ads.

The truth is, there are no set standards of hypoallergenic products, meaning that any product can claim to be so. The same applies to other commonly used scientific terms like "non-comedogenic" - almost all moisturizers use ingredients that won't clog your pores, so such claims are not saying much. 

Do Your Heavy Moisturizers Really Do the Work during the Winter? 

Experiencing dry and chaffed skin during winter makes it's easy to understand why you think your skin requires extra protection from the harsh climate. 

The truth is, moisturizers don't have to be extra thick to obtain the hydration you require. Lighter liquid lotions containing the right active ingredients can be just as effective.

Heavy moisturizers usually rely on occlusives ingredients that prevent moisture on the skin from evaporating. Examples of occlusives are lanolin and petrolatum, the main ingredient in Vaseline. While petrolatum does keep the water inside, it also feels greasy on the skin.

Swapping thick and heavy, whipped moisturizers with lighter lotions for a winter skincare regime might sound counter-intuitive as you usually associate this with hot and humid summer. In contrast, cream-based moisturizers, lighter creams rely on humectants. These airy ingredients do the job by pulling and regulating moisture in the skin, leaving it plump and hydrated without feeling greasy. Humectants hold the hydration in the skin's outer layer giving your skin a healthier glow than the heavy creams. 

Switching to Mono This Holiday Season

Unlike other skincare brands prone to science-washing, Mono focuses on skin microbiome science research with formulated groundbreaking hyper-concentrated tablets created in a Belgium laboratory by a team of dermatology experts. The tablets, packed with preBIULIN® FOS , INUTEC®, or BIOLIN®, rehydrates the skin and seal it in deep moisture. The preBIULIN® is a prebiotic super moisturizer, hydrating the skin 50% faster, 70% longer, and 20% more intensely than hyaluronic acid that you'll find in general moisturizer. The INUTEC®, as highly purified inulin, forms a smooth and pleasant film on the skin, locking the moisture and strengthening the skin's natural barrier. Once the tablets dissolve in the water, the tiny molecules of MONO's ingredients quickly penetrate deep into the skin. Thicker moisturizers, on the other hand, while great for locking the moisture in, also prevents the active ingredients from fully absorbing into the skin. 

Take a few pumps of highly-efficient MONO liquid lotion and feel the hydration soak in deep into the skin. Or, smother your regular moisturizer while your skin is still damp from the liquid lotion to seal the moisture. 

Discover your soft and glowing skin for the holiday season, even during the coldest days.